Monthly Archives: June 2016

How is Paternity Established in Florida?

In Florida, when a child is born to a mother that is married, the law assumes that child’s father is the mother’s husband. If the mother is unmarried at the time of the child’s birth paternity has to be established. This article explains how to establish paternity and why it’s...

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If my Ex Remarries Do I Need to Keep Paying Alimony

If spouses have been married for many years, the Florida court will usually award a financially dependent spouse alimony in their divorce. Although when the spouse receiving alimony remarries, moves in with someone else or improves their financial situations, the spouse paying alimony will usually want to reduce or eliminate...

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How Does Florida Enforce Child Support?

It is every parent’s basic duty to provide for their child whether they live with the parent or not. In a divorce, the parent not living with the child usually pays the custodial parent child support to help take care of their child. When a noncustodial parent refuses to pay...

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How Domestic Violence Impacts Child Custody

Domestic violence in Florida is defined as assault, battery, sexual abuse, stalking, kidnapping, or any other criminal offense by one household or family member to another that causes injury or death. While judges make custody decisions with the presumption that both parents should share custody, they will make other arrangements...

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